Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being decorative.
- n. The condition of being decorative
- n. an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
“The candy was of an inexpensive variety – Patty had discovered the ten-cent store – but the boxes that contained it made up in decorativeness what the candy lacked; they were sprinkled with Cupids and roses in vivid profusion.”
“In summer uniforms of white linen with gold shoulder-straps, and shining top-boots, they rivalled the donkey-man in decorativeness.”
“A first glance at her work reveals a kind of obsessive decorativeness that is somewhat abject, innocent and childish A second glance deciphers a sober social and self criticism and a humor that chooses to hide inside a shell of weakness.”
“It seemed a sorry attempt at visual overloading in order to draw attention away from the mind-numblingly decorativeness of the actual art.”
“I'm pretty agnostic about leggings, but the whole discussion which centered on the fact that it can be *really* hard to look good in leggings got me thinking about the pervasive idea that women owe it to onlookers to maintain a certain standard of decorativeness.”
“Arabic decorativeness in tinted stucco is the palace begun by”
“In much of his later work there is a marked change from his earlier elaborate decorativeness to a style of vigorous strength.”
“There are a few rules with regard to the costuming of woman which if understood put one a long way on the road toward that desirable goal -- decorativeness, and have economic value as well.”
“You will by this means increase your decorativeness, and what is of more serious importance, your economic value.”
“Rules having economic value while aiming at decorativeness.”
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